Yes, you can bet on that: Russia's Kamila Valieva is the massive women's figure skating favorite

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Figure skating is one of the most marquee sports in every Winter Olympics. And of course, you can bet on it.

The individual figure skating competitions got underway on Monday night with the men’s short program. While those odds aren’t on the board at BetMGM since the event is halfway over, you can still bet on the women’s individual winner, the pairs winner and the ice dancing winner.

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It’ll be a shock if anyone other than 15-year-old Kamila Valieva wins the women’s gold medal. Valieva is a -1000 favorite to win after she became the first woman to land a quadruple jump in Olympic competition during the team competition. And she landed two of them in the same performance.

Valieva will be breaking out the quads again during the individual competition and it’s hard to see how anyone beats her if she lands them. And even if she doesn’t have a perfect record on her quadruple jumps over her two individual skates, her program’s degree of difficulty still makes her to woman to beat when the competition begins on Feb. 15. Valieva is such a favorite that her odds mean you need to bet $10 just to win $1.

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The Nos. 2 and 3 favorites are also both Russian skaters. Anna Shcherbakova and Alexandra Trusova are both at +700 to win. The next listed figure skater on the board is Japan’s Kaori Sakamoto at +2000 and the United States’ Alysa Liu is at +4000. There are just eight women with posted odds at BetMGM. If you want to take the rest of the field, you can get anyone else not on the board at +800.

Yes, you can bet on that: Russia's Kamila Valieva is the massive women's figure skating favorite
© Provided by Yahoo! Sports Kamila Valieva of the ROC figure skating team performs during the figure skating team event women’s single skating free skating at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 7, 2022. (Photo by Lan Hongguang/Xinhua via Getty Images)

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If Liu or Mariah Bell (+5000) wins a medal this week, either will be the first American woman to win an individual medal since 2006.

Russians are also favored in the pairs competition. Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov are at +135 to take the gold medal. They were part of the gold medal-winning Russian athletes in the team competition despite a fall during their performance. They were still No. 1 among all the pairs that skated because of the difficulty of their performance.

China’s Sui Wenjing and Han Cong are the No. 2 favorites at +150. They got the silver medal at the 2018 Olympics and also won the gold medals in the 2017 and 2019 world championships. Sui and Han finished second to Mishina and Galliamov in 2021.

Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov are the third-best favorites at +450. They were fourth at the world championships behind Aleksandr Boikova and Dmitrii Kozlovskii. That Russian pair has the fourth-best odds at +800.

In ice dancing, France’s Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron are the clear favorites at -200. They won the silver medal in 2018 and have won gold medals in four of the five world championships they competed. The pair did not compete in 2021.

The 2021 world champions Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov are second-best on the board at +225. It’s a big gap to everyone else. The third-best favorites are the United States’ Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue. They were second at the worlds and are +900 to win a gold medal. Americans Madison Chock and Evan Bates are the fourth pair on the board at +1600.

Women’s individual odds

    Kamila Valieva, Russian athletes (-1000)

    Anna Shcherbakova, Russian athletes (+700)

    Alexandra Trusova, Russian athletes (+700)

    Field (+800)

    Kaori Sakamoto, Japan (+2000)

    Alysa Liu, United States, (+4000)

    Leona Hendrickx, Belgium (+5000)

    Mariah Bell, United States (+5000)

    Kim Yelim, Korea (+6600)

Pairs odds

    Mishinia & Galliamov, Russian athletes (+135)

    Sui & Han, China (+150)

    Tarasova & Morozov, Russian athletes (+450)

    Boikova & Kozlovskii, Russian athletes (+800)

    Field (+900)

    Peng & Jin, China (+2000)

    Miura & Kihura, Japan (+3300)

    Knierim & Frazier, United States (+3300)

    Cain-Gribble & LeDuc, United States (+6600)

Ice dancing odds

    Papadakis & Cizeron, France (-200)

    Sinitsina & Katsalapov, Russian athletes (+225)

    Hubbell & Donohue, United States (+900)

    Field (+1000)

    Chock & Bates, United States (+1600)

    Stepanova & Bukin, Russian athletes (+2500)

    Gilles & Poirier, Canada (+2500)

    Guignard & Fabbri, Italy (+6600)

    Smart & Diaz, Spain (+10000)

    Fear & Gibson, Great Britain (+10000)

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